New York Times Bestsellers from Penguin Random House – May 13, 2018

By Amanda Holman | May 4 2018 | Adult Children's

All NEW TITLES Penguin Random House & Distribution Client Bestsellers for the week of May 13th:

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 titles on this week’s list:  

 

978-0-7352-1735-5
Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis, now a powerful U.S. senator, in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling new novel in the Prey series.
$29.00 US | $39.00 CAN
Apr 24, 2018
6 x 9
Hardcover
400 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons
US, Canada, Open Mkt

How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
978-1-101-90493-0
With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism.
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
Apr 24, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
464 Pages
Crown Forum
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Story of War and What Comes After
978-0-525-57437-8
A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of the imagination to save us
$18.00 US
Apr 24, 2018
5 x 8
Paperback
288 Pages
Crown
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)
Export Edition

How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
978-0-525-53834-9
#1 New York Times BestsellerLegendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered.Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked.In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention.In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.
$18.00 US
Apr 24, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
320 Pages
Portfolio
US, Canada, Open Mkt
Export Edition

Tales from My Momma's Table
978-1-4000-4041-4
From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-five mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.
$28.95 US | $38.95 CAN
Apr 24, 2018
6-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
512 Pages
Knopf
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-0-345-80378-8
A funny, juicy debut novel about the devious scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend home to meet the family ... without telling her that they're loaded.
$16.00 US
May 20, 2014
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
544 Pages
Anchor
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
978-1-101-87032-7
A groundbreaking book about how technological breakthroughs in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory, and that resolve many long-standing controversies.
$28.95 US | $38.95 CAN
Mar 27, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
368 Pages
Pantheon
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Failure of Globalism
978-0-525-53645-1
New York Times bestseller"A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to "put America first" and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. "them." Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. As in Europe and America, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. To protect themselves, many government will build walls, both digital and physical. For instance...  *  In Brazil and other fast-developing countries, civilians riot when higher expectations for better government aren't being met--the downside of their own success in lifting millions from poverty.   *  In Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn.   *  In China, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change  *  In India, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power. When human beings feel threatened, we identify the danger and look for allies. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. This book is about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people.And it's about what we can do about it.
$18.00 US
Apr 24, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
208 Pages
Portfolio
US, Canada, Open Mkt
Export Edition

978-0-525-57826-0
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" (Bustle), Ash Princess is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.
$11.50 US
Apr 24, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
448 Pages
Delacorte Press
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
US, Canada, Open Mkt
Export Edition

978-1-59420-351-0
A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades
$26.00 US | $35.00 CAN
Apr 03, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
384 Pages
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
978-0-8129-8870-3
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers.
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
Apr 03, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
384 Pages
Random House
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
978-1-5247-6075-5
From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a vividly inspirational memoir on using positive psychology and brain science to achieve unparalleled athletic success
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Apr 10, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Crown Archetype
World